Cranberries – Not Just A Thanksgiving Dish


We have three canine children ranging from the ages of 4 to 10. They are our pride and joy. I hope to have goats or cows in a couple years, but, for the time-being, we have plenty of joy (and vet bills) with three dogs.

Cranberries… did she totally forget the title of her post? That’s what you’re thinking, right? Just hold on. I’m getting there.

After spending a lot of money in the last two weeks on vet bills for Bunker, our male Doberman, on a myriad of meds; an emergency ultrasound (that cost me my left

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Natural, Homemade Mosquito Repellent Spray


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Predacious, pesky insects that roam the cool evening hours, driven by their insatiable appetite, preying on vulnerable gardeners they can suck the life out of, mosquitoes leave behind their signature: ugly, itchy bumps.

Annoying as they are, mosquitoes do serve a vital role: dinner for bats. Bats are a very important part of agriculture, horticulture, and pest control. Bats provide organic fertilizer for crops and other plants, pollination, and pest control in our backyards. (For more on bats, check out one of my earlier

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